# algebra

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**debbie**
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2a+11=a+5

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2a+11/3=a+5 is that the question?

if it is 2a+11/3=a+5/1, then you cross multiply 3(a+5)=2a+11, distribute the 3, which equals 3a+5=2a+11 so now solve for a , bring them to one side, a=-4